Wine-Can Chicken: The Perfect Summer Meal...

Sep 9, 2017 by

If you’re hosting a backyard party on a beautiful day in August, you want to be drinking with your friends, playing bocce ball and having a good time, not fussing over a meal that requires an elaborate preparation. Hiring reliable event staffing services in Toronto is one way to free yourself up and hang with your friends (whether it’s a lone bartender or a full on catering staff); another way is to prep a meal that is reasonably straightforward to cook and serve. Beer-can chicken is the perfect example of this meal: you simply massage the chicken with oil, rub it down with spices, plop it on a half-empty beer can and throw it on the barbecue. An alternate version of this that we’ll explore today is a slightly more sophisticated cousin: wine-can chicken....

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Four Dinner Ideas For A Romantic Night In...

Sep 1, 2017 by

You don’t have to go all the way to a restaurant in order to have a romantic dinner for two— you can bring the romance into your own dining-room and surprise your partner with a meal that will make their heart melt. Here are some simple steps to preparing the perfect dinner for a romantic night in. Setting The Mood Set up your dining-room so that your partner feels like they’ve been transported to a restaurant without stepping a foot outside your home. Clean up any clutter left on the table, the chairsor the floor, and put out your best table settings. Add finishing touches to the table, like a lush bouquet of flowers in a vase or rows of lit candles to make the atmosphere feel more intimate. Break Out The Bubbly There...

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The Ice Cream That’ll Have You Running Back For More...

Jul 28, 2017 by

In celebration of National Ice Cream Month, why not enjoy mouthfuls of creamy goodness wrapped in sweet rice dough? Typically referred to as Mochi, these ice cream balls make for the perfect summer snack coming in at only 110 calories per serving. Each ball encases exactly a scoop, perfectly crafted to serve to a group of friends out on the patio. Mochi is also a fun way to celebrate this long standing American tradition especially for ice cream lovers that want to try out something new. A recent article on GeekDad.com discussed how even the world’s pickiest people return to the freezer for another generous helping of this chilled treat. A unique brand that’s been scooping a place out for themselves in grocery store aisles throughout the country is MyMo Mochi thanks to their...

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Hosting The Ideal Cocktail Party For Your Donors...

Jul 10, 2017 by

Giving your top tier prospects a night to remember is part of what donor stewardship is all about when you work in the not-for-profit sector. Whether you’re hosting an annual spring gala to thank your supporters for contributing to your charity, or planning something smaller, more intimate, and exclusive, patrons need to be recognized – that’s how they’ll keep coming back. You can throw a fun cocktail party for example to cultivate and revive your donor list while endearing new prospects to your mission. It isn’t an explicit ask, however it fosters your relationship, connecting potential sponsors, or returning sponsors to the cause you’re raising money for. It is one of the most powerful marketing tools in the not-for-profit world. When your work is philanthropic, your donors are the life-blood of your organization especially...

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Côtes du Rhône—The Story Behind The Wine...

Jun 24, 2017 by

It’s summertime and that means everyone is hosting dinner and deck parties, where the food is served in heaping portions and the wine is definitely flowing. Of course, when you show up to the party, the wine you bring along says a lot about you — your personality and tastes, as well as how good a gifter you are (since the wine you bring goes to the host!). Selecting the best wine based on your host’s tastes and the foods being served doesn’t have to be challenge — if you know where to look for the best vino. 2015 was an incredible year for French wine and that is most true for Côtes du Rhône, whose 2015 vintage is topping taster lists around the world. Wine today is all about crowd pleasing, and if...

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Tips For Eating Healthy With a Tight Schedule...

Jun 13, 2017 by

Making healthy eating choices when you have a busy schedule is something that you should try to do regardless of the challenges in your agenda.  When you feel good about yourself it carries onto every other aspect of your life, so making the right choices nutritionally is something you should strive to do. Many people make the mistake of reaching for unhealthy choices when they are in a rush rather than reaching for something that gives them proper nutrition and won’t be stored as fat or unwanted calories.  However, being busy doesn’t have to mean being unhealthy. All it takes is being aware of the ingredients that you are putting into your body.  Here are the best tips for being busy and healthy. Always Keep Healthy Options At Home When all you have on...

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How To Increase Your Appetite Again After Being Sick...

Jun 2, 2017 by

When you become ill it can be challenging to have an appetite.  Even just getting the slightest thing down seems to take tons of energy.  Some people lose a significant amount of weight when they are ill since they aren’t eating as much as usual. When the illness finally subsides it can be hard to return to a normal appetite since our stomachs may be churning and quite sensitive after the upset cause on your stomach during your illness.  You will need food to get back to your former self, however, and provide your body with the fuel that it needs.  Here are some tips for making sure that you get your appetite back to where it needs to be. Avoid Unpleasant Smells Your stomach is going to be quite sensitive and your gag...

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The Many Faces Of Detox

Apr 13, 2017 by

For some people, the word detox evokes images of someone living on smoothies and fruit juice for a week and maybe spending a lot of time in the bathroom. For others, there’s still that image of a bathroom, or maybe someone rolling around in bed as they come off the drugs they’ve been addicted to. No matter the image you see, detoxing your body (or even your skin) is kind of similar no matter what you’re trying to banish. What Is Detox, In General? As a noun, the dictionary defines detox as “a process or period of time in which one abstains from or rids the body of toxic or unhealthy substances; detoxification.” As a verb, it is defined as “abstain from or rid the body of toxic or unhealthy substances.” So, as you...

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5 Best Foods for Immune System Strength...

Apr 12, 2017 by

Food holds a lot of power when it comes to our health and happiness. It can make us sick or protect us from the worst illnesses. If you’re looking for some morsels that will boost your immune system and protect your body from attack, here are some foods you should try. Ginger and Fennel Tea Both ginger and fennel are excellent for not only preventing illness, but also helping you recover quickly. They can decrease inflammation, reduce a sore throat, lessen nausea, and ease chronic pain. The best way to serve these two ingredients when you’re feeling ill is through a ginger and fennel infused tea, like Immune Tea from Dr. Smood. It will leave you feeling energized and refreshed. Spinach and Kale Smoothies Green smoothies are part of a popular health fad that...

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8 Health Benefits of Watermelon You Did Not Know...

Apr 11, 2017 by

We all know the watermelon. It is an incredibly delicious and mouthwatering fruit. Almost everyone around the world likes to eat the fruit. Like many people you may also just eat the fruit and throw away the seeds, you do not know the benefits that these seeds offer for your health, skin, and hair. Like many other fruit seeds, the seeds of watermelon have an abundance of proteins, minerals and fatty acids. These seeds are also rich in potassium, manganese, zinc, Vitamin B Folate, copper, phosphorus, and zinc. Another fact which you may not know is that these seeds provide a lot of energy; you will get 600 calories from a 100 gram of watermelon seeds. Watermelon is quite famous in Asian cuisines. People of the sub-continent love this fruit. They also use the...

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